Oil and gas companies are targeting Washtenaw County and buying up land leases and property mineral rights. In This week's "Issues of the Environment," David Fair talks with the President of Citizens for Oil Free Backyards, Laura Robinson.
Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge David Swartz has ruled against Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards request for a temporary injunction to prevent the drilling of an exploratory well in Scio township. It's a victory for West Bay Exploration and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on a Washtenaw County judge rejected a request for injunction that would have delayed drilling for oil in Scio Township.
The environmental risks of oil and gas developments and local solutions will be discussed Tuesday night at a meeting at the Scio Township Hall. Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards are hosting the meeting which will include consultant and former Department of Environmental Quality official Chris Grobbel.
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards hosting a meeting Tuesday about the environmental risks of oil drilling.
Opponents of oil and natural gas drilling want to fill the Scio Township Hall for tonight's Board of Trustees meeting. The Township isn't expected to take any formal action, but Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards hope to have plenty of public comment.